U.S. to support Cameroon military in Boko Haram fight

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Even as it has consistently denied the Nigerian access equipment fight , the United States has announced that it will help Cameroon’ army secure equipment fight . The US embassy Cameroon made the announcement on Wednesday, as it deepens its commitment countering the jihadist group.
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militants have killed and kidnapped thousands a six-year insurgency Nigeria and are stepping up cross-border attacks on neighbours despite a major regional offensive against them.

the latest strike, guerrillas ambushed an army patrol near the town of Waza Cameroon this week and an intense gun battle ensued, killing five soldiers.

“My government is working on a logistic pipeline of material that will enhance Cameroon’ ability defend itself from Boko Haram,” .. ambassador Cameroon Michael Stephen Hoza said in a notice published in a local paper on Wednesday.

He did not elaborate on what would be provided, saying only that it would be “equipment necessary to defend the country”.

Earlier this week, the commander of .S. Special Forces operations in Africa pledged to help African nations in the fight against the group.

Major General James Linder said the United States would provide technology allowing African partners to communicate between cellphones, radios and computers.

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